*Disney animators were forced back to the drawing board with their first black princess after anti-racism campaigners claimed she had been ‘whitewashed’ for her latest role.
Princess Tiana was the first black princess created for the film “The Princess and The Frog” in 2009. She has been re-animated for the new film “Wreck It Ralph 2,” in which all the Disney princesses have a sleepover.
When the trailer was released in May, fans noticed Tiana looked considerably lighter and her curls had been straightened.
As noted by The Telegraph, Color of Change set up a petition to tell Disney to “stop whitewashing” their black characters. The anti-racism charity said it had been in conversation with the company, which agreed to restore the princess to her “original depiction.”
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